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Tips to sell your home

Once you have decided to put your house on the Market you begin to look at it differently. It is important to remove the rose-colored glasses and see your house as the prospective buyer will see it.

There are six key steps to giving your home a winning look:

  • Keep it uncluttered: It will be neater and appear larger, giving it a more open feeling.
  • Keep it clean: Gives the impression that your home has been well cared for. Fresh paint, clean surfaces give it a fresh look.
  • Repair it: The need for repairs can make or break a sale, so fixing items before can save time later.
  • Neutralizing: Distracting colors and personal items can make it difficult for someone else to visualize themselves there.
  • Inviting: Fresh clean smells and fresh flowers make a home memorable and inviting.
  • Showtime: Before you leave make a check of every room and make sure to put away any toys, clothes, food or other items that may be left out.

With these steps in mind, take a specific look at your home starting with the outside.

Outside:
  • Trim weeds and clean up the garden and lawns. Add fresh bark. Reseed bald spots and pet areas.
  • Repair broken windows and screens. Fresh paint or clean up the doors.
  • Add plants and flowers to porches and decks.
Kitchen:
  • Remove small appliances and eliminate counter top clutter.
  • Clean any stains and deodorize odor areas. Sink, garbage cans etc.
  • Clear off refrigerator memos, magnets and other papers.
Bathroom:
  • Remove extra toiletries and keep them out of site.
  • Clean stains and mold, patch holes and caulk/grout as needed.
  • Have clean decorative towels out only.
Living Room and Family Room:
  • Have minimal furniture and decorative pieces out.
  • Neutral Paint or wallpaper.
  • Clean Carpets and deodorize.
  • Open blinds and curtains to keep it light and airy.
Bedroom:
  • Minimize closets. Store extra clothing, shoes, toys etc.
  • Remove wall clutter, such as posters et
  • Arrange toys and other items to look appealing.
  • Don't leave window uncovered, install blinds or a simple curtain.
  • Clean carpets and Rugs.
Basement:
  • Arrange storage items neatly.
  • Clean Laundry room. Sweep and clean appliances.
  • Dirty Laundry needs to be kept in basket or hamper. Recommend daily washing to avoid pile-ups.
  • Basement floors need to be swept or vacuumed.
  • Remove Cobwebs.
  • Clean windows.
  • Deodorize
Garage:
  • Straighten workbench and arrange tools.
  • Sweep floors and clean up grease spots.
  • Remove clutter items and storage to enlarge the space.
  • Paint drywall and clean other wall spaces.
Other:
  • Pet areas; Clean and deodorize pet kennels and bedding.
  • Pet dishes should be clean or put away.
  • Food stored away. (Some food has strong odor)
  • Attic access in garage accessible and free of obstacles.
  • Windows- clean inside and out. Check daily for smudges.
  • Deck- keep minimal furniture. Fresh potted plants. Scrape and paint if needed. Tighten any lose boards or replace rotted/cracked boards.